First off we must have been on a different vacation than the other reviews. I did check on cruise critic first as I knew that the 2 previous cruise's did have a problem with the Norovirus. It was there that we found out that boarding would not begin until 2pm.
We checked out of our hotel at noon took a taxi to the pier, checked in then we were advised that we would again have to wait until 2pm to board but in actual fact we started boarding at 1:30pm.
On board we enjoyed a great lunch at Bistro on Five. We were also advised that we could not get in to our cabins until 5pm due to the deep cleaning which was fine with us.
We never had a problem in the MDR, food is always subjective but we took our waiter's advice & everything he advised us to eat was great.
The ports were wonderful, was a little disappointed that we did not stop at Madeira, Portugal but Gibraltor more than made up for it.
The seas were very good to us for the crossing, except 1 day but was not too bad.
Celebrity did everything it could to get rid of the Norovirus & yes the buffet was sometimes slow but we were on vacation, enjoying life.